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More problems at the JRA

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The cockroach problem has gotten worse. It is so bad that the residents are starting to organize against the owner, Mr. Keenan of Franklin, TN. Supposedly he makes $100,000 or more off of the building from the federal government and the paltry rent the residents pay. The residents who are organizing are homeless and disabled veterans some of whom are in vocational rehabilitation. They have informed the VA of the roack and rat problem and they are concerned. Some residents, one of who is named Deno, used to work for Tony Giarratanna at Premier Parking. He has met with Tony and told him of the problems at thr JRA and some have asked Tony to step in and buy the building.

This writer has written Tony about the problems at the JRA and Tony has told this writer that Mr. Keenan, the owner in Franklin, refuses to sell at any cost. other properties in the 7th and 8th and Commerce area that need rehabilitation are the old McQuiddy building now vacant for years, and the two buildings on 8th and Commerce of which one is vacant and in bad disrepair. Recently the D'Cache building was razed and the land has been paved for parking.

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The cockroach problem has gotten worse. It is so bad that the residents are starting to organize against the owner, Mr. Keenan of Franklin, TN. Supposedly he makes $100,000 or more off of the building from the federal government and the paltry rent the residents pay. The residents who are organizing are homeless and disabled veterans some of whom are in vocational rehabilitation. They have informed the VA of the roack and rat problem and they are concerned. Some residents, one of who is named Deno, used to work for Tony Giarratanna at Premier Parking. He has met with Tony and told him of the problems at thr JRA and some have asked Tony to step in and buy the building.

This writer has written Tony about the problems at the JRA and Tony has told this writer that Mr. Keenan, the owner in Franklin, refuses to sell at any cost. other properties in the 7th and 8th and Commerce area that need rehabilitation are the old McQuiddy building now vacant for years, and the two buildings on 8th and Commerce of which one is vacant and in bad disrepair. Recently the D'Cache building was razed and the land has been paved for parking.

Sounds like Mr. Keenan's politically connected.

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The City can step in and condemn the property due to a health hazard if he does not fix it I would think. Sounds as if we have a slum lord here. Maybe William can do a story on the conditions there. It may help change it for the people that live there.

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The City can step in and condemn the property due to a health hazard if he does not fix it I would think. Sounds as if we have a slum lord here. Maybe William can do a story on the conditions there. It may help change it for the people that live there.

If it is as bad as it sounds, I hope William would do a story about this. Things can get fixed if enough people know about it.

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Sounds as if we have a slum lord here.

From Franklin no less. LOL!! Why do I find the irony in that statement just down right odd? LOL!!!

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I have already talked to Bill Harliss of the Nashville City Paper, Tony Giarratanna, and Phil Williams of news channel 5.

Let's hope that one of them gets to the bottom of this; and, if it is as it sounds, I hope they light a fire in the community against what is happening. Once that happens the problem will go away.

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Behind our hotel, the back dock shipping and receiving employees aim the hoses at the rats to keep them off the back dock! The water drives them back to the basement parking garage of the James Robertson! Yes, believe it or not, there is an attached parking garage behind the building.

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